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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Business Information

Stratford-on-Avon District Council provides a number of services that can directly or indirectly support businesses within the district.

These services are listed below with links to the relevant information on the appropriate website.

Business Companion

Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation.

Business Companion page

HMRC (Her Majestys Revenue and Customs)

Although often seen as the 'bad guys' HMRC provide online training and information to help new and exisiting businesses get their tax right. Using thier online training or information pages can help avoid nasty suprises at the end of the year.

HMRC page

Rural Growth Network

Warwickshire is one of just five Rural Growth Network (RGN) pilots in the country. We offer a flexible package of advice and support to rural businesses in any sector and people looking to start their own business.

With drop-in clinics, specialist advice, one-to-one mentoring, coaching, loans, grant funding and property, you'll find the support you need to set up your business and help it grow.

Rural Growth Network page

Business continuity

What will you do if the worst happens? The problem is that there are so many things that could be the 'worst'. This information aims to help you plan for when the worst happens.

Business continuity page

Business rates (National Non-Domestic Business Rates)

The District Council collects Business Rates (NNDR) on behalf of the Government, but there are schemes to help those businesses in difficulty. Find out the latest information about changes to NNDR or pay your NNDR online.

NNDR page

Shadow Economic Proserity Board

The Shadow Economic Prosperity Board (SEPB) brings local authorities together to address issues relating to economic development, regeneration and strategic planning at a sub-regional level

Shadow Economic Prosperty Board Page

The Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT)

The Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT) is a 'not for profit' specialist financial institution providing loan finance to individuals and businesses which are unable to obtain some or all of their finance from high street banks. They offer:

  • Start up Loans of up to £25,000 supported by the Government, and
  • Commercial loans from £1,000 to £75,000

For more information, please contact CWRT on 02476 551777 or visit www.cwrt.uk.com